ICYMI – Women’s Cycling News

Neutral Service’s monthly (well, or thereabouts) round-up of what’s happening in UK Women’s Cycling. This month: New teams, new signings, new sponsors; Dave Rayner Fund backs more women than ever before; Team Series dates; ‘Cross Nationals and new projects for Wyman and Brammeier; ‘Cross Nationals to head south in 2019; Wyman Review and Wyman 100;…

Ten Minutes With… Jenny Rutter

30-year-old Jenny Rutter (nĂ©e Powell) was born and still lives in Cheltenham. Following two very successful years with a string of good results first for EliteVelo-Kalas in 2016 and then with Nikki Juniper in 2017, Jenny is moving to Nikki’s new team NJC-Biemme-Echelon. In addition to scoring numerous wins for herself, she’s known to be…

Ten Minutes With… Laura Owler

23-year-old Laura Owler is from St Albans in Hertfordshire, but now lives in Nottingham where she’s studying medicine. She’s a member of Beeston CC and rides for the club’s women’s team, popularly know as the Queen Bees. She says the best rider ever is Mark Beaumont, the adventure cyclist who holds the current record for…

Neutral Service exclusive! Nikki Juniper’s new team NJC-Biemme-Echelon

Nikki Juniper doesn’t really need an introduction: she’s one of the best-known and most highly respected riders on the UK women’s cycling scene and has been for a few years now. Following a successful career in long distance running and triathlon (which took her as far as the World Championships, she decided to concentrate on…

TW1 – all-new women’s team, and the way forward

124-year-old Twickenham CC has just announced the launch of TW1, an all-new women’s “club team” which will compete in 2018’s Women’s Team Series, the National Road Series and other races in the UK, as well as at the Tour of Malta overseas. The team currently consists of Gabriella Nordin (previously Sunsport Velo and Starley Racing), Victoria…

Ten Minutes With… Lucy Sturgess

Right back in the early summer, we asked Leicestershire born-and-bred Lucy Sturgess to be the subject of a Ten Minutes With… and sent her some questions. Six months later, she sent back her answers. Fortunately, she’s much faster at riding bikes* than answering interviews and in 2017 she finished top ten eight times; the year…

Moose.eu Hillingdon RR

16.09.17 40mins + 3 laps Hillingdon Circuit Cats. 2, 3, 4 Nine riders signed up for this race, including Sunsport Velo’s Gabriella Nordin who had entered prior to an accident and was for that reason unable to start, but the hope was that at least a few more would show up at the west London…

Coalville Wheelers RR – Women’s Team Series

03.09.17 101km Leicestershire E/1/2/3 It’s virtually impossible to predict with any real degree of certainty who’s going to win a bike race because, in cycling, there are just to many things than could happen: Rider A might be a Elite with hundreds of wins on her palmares, but it only takes a tiny sharp flint…

Teams and Transfers 2017-18

Oh bloody hell – it’s that time of year again when we try to keep up with which teams are calling it a day, which new ones are starting up, which riders are retiring and which ones are off to new homes. It’s a bit of a headache to stay abreast of it all, so…

Diss CC Summer Road Race

  Road works often go on for much longer than those who plan them ever expected, and for that reason they’re the bane of race organisers’ lives – in any one week, it seems that at least a few road races and time trials have to be cancelled when the bright orange barriers are still…